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Cisco NGIPS Pros and Cons

Cisco NGIPS Pros

KA
Manager IT Security at UnitedHealth Group
Ir's signature-based. We are also using the anomaly baseline formation, where it links the network, then anything that goes away from the norm is also flagged. Those are the two most valuable features.
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MA
Associate Consultant at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The solution gives us a lot of visibility into our security.
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Network Security Consultant at Societe Generale Global Solution Centre
The main advantages to Cisco are the scale, the integration, the training, and the possibility of finding somebody to work with.
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RK
Systems & Network Manager at Rocky View School Division
Its ease of use and its ability to block and allow ports in and out of our organization are the most valuable features. It works very well. It gives us all the information that we need.
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JA
Senior Network Security Engineer at a wellness & fitness company with 10,001+ employees
I think their fingerprints are good in terms of how they whitelist and blacklist.
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JM
CASO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The security intelligence in the product is the best feature and give us all the information that we need in our network.
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Lead Network Security Engineer at TECHNOCORE LTD
In the virtual deployment, you have a couple of choices depending on your needs and how much bandwidth you have that needs to be inspected.
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SC
DGM IT Infra & Facility at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The features that I find most valuable are the DDoS protection, IPS/IDS, and Firepower for web application filtering.
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JM
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
I have found the filter and the antivirus to be most valuable.
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Distribution officer at Wilshirelabs
Good IPS and VirtualBox features.
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Cisco NGIPS Cons

KA
Manager IT Security at UnitedHealth Group
It has room for improvement when it comes to integrating machine learning and AI into it where even if you don't have a baseline that is of length for anomaly detection, it could do more like an AI style machine learning. It learns on its own.
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MA
Associate Consultant at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The solution requires better management. When it comes to central management capabilities, improvements can be made.
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Network Security Consultant at Societe Generale Global Solution Centre
I think that some initiation scripts might be helpful because they would make the configuration easier and more user-friendly for customers.
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Learn what your peers think about Cisco NGIPS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
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RK
Systems & Network Manager at Rocky View School Division
We don't like its licensing model. It has separate licensing for all the features. For instance, to get URL filtering, you need to buy another license. Every feature set seems to require another license. Unless you purchase them all upfront, you find some surprises and realize that you can't do that because you need another license. Its logging isn't quite as good as it used to be in our previous solution. We used to have Cisco ASA, and we could view the logs a lot easier than NGIPS (also known as Firepower). We saw real-time logging, but we don't see that as much in Firepower.
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JA
Senior Network Security Engineer at a wellness & fitness company with 10,001+ employees
The only thing I think they may need to improve on a little bit is identifying software more correctly when you do network discovery.
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JM
CASO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The SSL decrypt could be improved, but it's normal. All the devices in our platform need a lot of memory or CPU to do the SSL decrypt. This is an issue to improve in all platforms, not only in Cisco.
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Lead Network Security Engineer at TECHNOCORE LTD
Cisco can do better on their documentation because the product is really hard to understand.
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SC
DGM IT Infra & Facility at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Better integration with other products, such as a SIEM tool, would provide better peer visibility about your security posture.
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JM
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The user interface needs some improvement, it is a little rudimentary and not very intuitive.
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Distribution officer at Wilshirelabs
Should include additional security features.
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Learn what your peers think about Cisco NGIPS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
542,721 professionals have used our research since 2012.